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Hey, Vern, It's Ernest! 

Hey, Vern. Ernest is on Saturday morning. The series follows Ernest, and several other colorful characters having all sorts of wacky fun.
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1988  
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Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

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Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler
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Ernest joins the Army reserves so he can drive the bigrigs, but ends up being sent into combat!

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Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Cherry III
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England.

Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Jim Varney, Ron James, Tom Butler
Ernest Goes to Africa (Video 1997)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, ... See full summary »

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school maintenance man seeking to obtain a high school diploma.

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Stars: Jim Varney, Linda Kash, Bill Byrge
Slam Dunk Ernest (Video 1995)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.

Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Jim Varney, Cylk Cozart, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hey Vern! Your ol' buddy Ernest is back in a new video that features Commercials, Bloopers, Behind-the-Scenes looks, and special surprises! Ernest sells things like ice cream, soft drinks, ... See full summary »

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Timmy is a bright boy but a lousy student. His teacher, Mrs. Stevens, has threatened to fail him. While he is supposed to be working on a current events project, he captures an escaped convict and holds the man hostage in his tree-house.

Director: Sean McNamara
Stars: Jim Varney, Joey Zimmerman, Todd Bosley
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bruce Arntson ...  Existo / ... 13 episodes, 1988
Mac Bennett Mac Bennett ...  George's Roommate 13 episodes, 1988
Daniel Butler Daniel Butler ...  Earl the Barber / ... 13 episodes, 1988
Bill Byrge Bill Byrge ...  Bobby 13 episodes, 1988
Gailard Sartain ...  Chuck / ... 13 episodes, 1988
Jim Varney ...  Ernest P. Worrell / ... 13 episodes, 1988
Debi Derryberry ...  Skeeter 12 episodes, 1988
Denice Hicks Denice Hicks ...  Mrs. Clown 11 episodes, 1988
Jackie Welch ...  Mrs. Simon Simmons / ... 11 episodes, 1988
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Hey, Vern. Ernest is on Saturday morning. The series follows Ernest, and several other colorful characters having all sorts of wacky fun.

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Doctor Otto is what inspired the villain of The Marvelous M Show (2011), Dr. Mac. See more »

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Follows Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) See more »

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Hey Ho, Jimbo.
24 October 2005 | by rainman0034See all my reviews

Jim Varney was quite brilliant as an entertainer. He never received the acclaim that he was due and it often makes me sad now that he's gone. Anyways, his television show "Hey Vern its Ernest" was one of the zaniest most imaginative programs... imaginable and it filled many of my Saturday mornings with joy and wonder! With its originality and poise, its difficult to believe it only lasted a few seasons. The show truly chronicles Jim Varney's ability as an entertainer and his take on different characters is exceptional and always memorable. "Hey Vern, its Ernest" would be especially welcome in these times of copious craptastic reality TV programming...Erghhh!

(Fingers crossed) How about some reruns of 'Hey Vern Its Ernest'? ;) ;)

:)


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